And by kids I don’t just mean today’s teens I mean teenagers in general have been stupid for quite some time. I was a stupid teen and I bet you were too.
However some of the students at Perry Hall High in Baltimore may want to brush up on their skills. According to The Baltimore Sun Robert Gladden Jr. not only texted someone about what he was going to do but he also told several students and one student even saw the shotgun he was carrying in his backpack. None of them took him seriously and none of them told anyone until after Gladden shot Daniel Borowy. Only by the grace of God was no one killed.
Kids, don’t be stupid. If someone is talking about or you believe that someone is actually about to carry out a shooting at school tell someone. It’s better to be wrong and tell someone than right and tell none and people get hurt or killed.
Today 15-year-old Robert Wayne Gladden Jr. was sentenced to 35 years in prison for the shooting that took place at Perry Hall High School in Baltimore. Back in August of 2012 Gladden stormed the school cafeteria with a shotgun. He ended up shooting 17-year-old special needs student Daniel Borowy in the back. Luckily Daniel survived his injuries.
The state recommendation was for a 20 to 30 year sentence for attempted murder but Baltimore County Circuit Judge Robert E. Cahill Jr. decided to go past the state recommendation for sentence and I say good for him.
Before every one gets all tear eyed thinking about a 15-year-old going to jail until he’s 50 let’s not forget that the kid was a Columbine worshiping mutant, wished he could have been at Sandy Hook and according to this article didn’t give a rat’s ass if Daniel Borowy lived or died. And oh yeah, he also shot someone in the back with a shotgun at his school. He wasn’t bullied by his own admission as well.
His attorney argued that Gladden had a tough life because of his parents’ divorce and a relative that committed suicide. Boo-Hoo. His lawyer even said that “He was just starting adolescence.” The last time I checked none of the stages of reaching adolescence included trying to commit mass murder at your school.
This kid got exactly what he deserved and if you think teenagers are too dumb to know that murder = prison then you’re insulting everyone’s intelligence.
It seems that I posted the story about Robert Wayne Gladden Jr. being tried as an adult just in time because today he pleaded guilty to charges of attempted murder and using a firearm in a violent crime. Under the plea deal the 15-year-old Gladden is looking at a maximum of 40 years behind bars. If he had gone to trail and was convicted he would have faced a life sentence.
Here’s another interesting tidbit that really needs attention. In recorded jailhouse conversations with his family Gladden not only admits that he was not bullied but he takes offense to it.
“They keep saying that I was bullied,” he told his father. “It makes me mad. I wasn’t bullied at all.”
Of course that part of the story won’t get a lot of play because most media outlets automatically go for the bullying defense when one of these shootings occur. It’s more important to get ratings and pageviews than actually reporting the truth or educating the public.
I thought that 15-year-old Robert Wayne Gladden Jr. had already been charged as an adult but I guess this makes it official. Gladden is charged with shooting 17-year-old Daniel Borowy in the back at Perry Hall High School in Baltimore. Borowy has Downs Syndrome. Not exactly your bullying type.
Anyway about a week and a half ago a judge ruled that Gladden will be tried as an adult.
Some additional details that have come out is that Gladden wishes he was a student at Sandy Hook when Adam Lanza went on his rampage. No word if he wanted to be killed or wanted to be some kind of sick observer. It also turns out that Gladden had sent letters to Charles Manson. Yes, that Charles Manson. Again no word if this was done prior to or after his arrest. Also no word if Manson ever replied.
Gladden is looking at life and the trial is set to go underway soon.
Of course Gladden’s lawyer argued that his client was bullied and had a rough home life and that he needs help not prison. Considering he’s writing to this country’s most reviled living criminal and had the Columbine cowards Harris and Klebold listed as inspirations on his Facebook page he’s beyond help, and oh yeah he shot somebody. What did Daniel Borowy do to deserve being shot? Not a damn thing and the taxpayers aren’t footing his bill for help.
Gladden needs to be held responsible for his actions and sent away for a long time.
The attorney for accused Perry Hall High School gunman Robert Wayne Gladden Jr. is saying that his client is remorseful for shooting 17-year-old Daniel Borowy. The attorney also states that his client is on suicide watch. Gladden’s attorney also states that his client not only wants to meet with his victim but was trying to commit suicide by cop at the time of the shooting. Also…
When asked if the shooting was an accident, Ahlers said Gladden was “in a state of extreme anxiety and his recall is far from perfect.”
Please allow me to translate from mutant to English for you.
He’s remorseful that he got caught. He’s on suicide watch because he’s crapping his pants that he was not only charged as an adult but he’s also being held responsible for his actions. He probably wants to meet his victim so he can finish the job he started. Suicide by cop is the lamest bullcrap excuse I could come up with. And lastly, his recall is far from perfect because he’s not going to come right out and confess. That would be the responsible thing to do.
Luckily his victim, Daniel Borowy, is recovering and has been released from the hospital. His father says that it’s highly unlikely that he would allow Gladden to meet with his son. I bet he’d like to meet Gladden alone for 5 minutes though.
Remember kids if you go to school with a gun because everyone thinks you’re a loser you’re just proving their point.
I don’t post the links to suspects’ Facebooks anymore. The simple reason is I don’t want to encourage the harassment of their Facebook friends who had nothing to with the crime. I don’t even go looking for them. However after reading the above headline I had to go looking for the Facebook of Perry Hall High School gunman Robert Wayne Gladden Jr. It took me a while but I was able to find it and as I surmised in my previous post Gladden is in fact a mutant. Exhibit A…
On Gladden’s public Facebook page he lists the Columbine cowards Harris and Klebold as ‘Inspirational People’. Gladden is just another loser following in the steps of two cowardly scumbags who are burning in hell. You’ll notice that Gladden is also a fan of Rammstein, supposedly the favorite band of the Columbine douches.
If this loser ever had an original thought in his head it would probably die of loneliness.
15-year-old Robert Wayne Gladden Jr. has been charged as an adult with attempted murder in the Perry Hall High School shooting that took place yesterday. The victim, 17-year-old Daniel Borowy, was shot in the back and as of last report was in critical condition. Isn’t the old adage that only cowards shoot someone in the back? But I digress.
It seems that Gladden is just another cookie cutter shooter. He dyed his long hair black and was considered goth and a loner. I’m not ready to label him a mutant yet but it wouldn’t surprise me. Speaking of cookie cutters the cookie cutter excuse of bullying was thrown into the mix rather quickly when the media asked his father why he may have done it.
A reporter showed up at his family’s home and asked why this might have happened. The boy was bullied, answered his father, according to the Associated Press.
The boy’s lawyer was quick to jump on that too saying that his client brought the gun to school in order to intimidate bullies. His lawyer also adds that he didn’t mean to shoot anyone and the gun went off when one of the school faculty tackled him. If that’s the case then why did he also bring 21 shells with him to school? That’s a lot of intimidation.
However the police say that bullying was not an issue in this shooting. Like most if not all school shootings if I may add.
What about his victim Daniel Borowy? He must have been some badass bully to warrant being shot in the back with a shotgun right? Not so much…
We have been told that Daniel was shot in the back and is now out of surgery. A family representative says Daniel has down syndrome and calls him a shy, athletic young man.
Sounds more like the kid who would have been bullied more than anyone. As usual the shooter is a bigger bully than anyone he may have claimed to have bullied him And a coward of course.
Speaking of bullying I was to point out The Christian Science Monitor article I linked to above but is also here. It does a great job of trying to dispel the bullying myth and also shows how vague the term ‘bullying’ has become.
We’ve written before about how the concept of “bullying” has become so broad, so trendy, so amorphous, that it has all but lost any specific meaning. Over the past months, for instance, we’ve read news of a six-year-old “bully” getting suspended from school for singing popular song lyrics in the lunch line and a 68-year-old bus monitor getting “bullied” by a group of students.
(Neither of which seem to fit the US Department of Health and Human Service’s definition of bullying, which says the act involves aggressive behavior among school-aged children and involves a real or perceived power imbalance.)
It’s hard to argue with logic but unfortunately we’ve become a country of pre-programmed knee-jerk reactionaries. As soon as a school shooting hits the news some ‘journalist’ will try to break the sound barrier getting the bullying meme out there.
Speaking of journalists the CSM article also quotes my favorite journalist Dave Cullen, also author of Columbine. He sums it up very succinctly…
“We all knew what happened there, right?” he wrote about Columbine in a New York Times opinion piece soon after this summer’s mass shooting in Aurora, Colo. “Two outcast loners exacted revenge against the jocks for relentlessly bullying them.
“Not one bit of that turned out to be true.”
Yet it still perpetuates to this day. This bullying myth is what creates school shooters not any perceived notion of bullying itself.